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scare. george w. bush, the president famous for his athletic lifestyle has undergone a heart procedure this morning to clear a blocked artery. the problem was found yesterday in a routine annual physical. we'll have the latest from dr. nancy snyderman. >>> the end of the graham era. after 80 years as a family-run business, the grahams are selling "the washington post" to amazon's ceo jeff bezos seen here deal making at a media summit last month in sun valley. but can the king of dotcom save print? >> we knew we could keep the "post" alive. we knew it could survive. but our aspirations for the "post" have always been higher by that. >> this is going to shake things up. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. nearly 100 u.s. government personnel flew out of yemen today on a c-17 air force cargo plane. leaving only a kel stal emergenskeletal emergency staff behind because of what the state department is calling the extremely high threat level. th all of this comes after the interception of al qaeda communications threatening major attacks on u.s. interests. joining me now from ne
of former president george w. bush said she hopes hillary runs for president in 2016. the younger bush says the former secretary of state is "unbelievably accomplished, but she's not sure she would vote for her. backing in 2007, george w. bush himself singled out hillary clinton as the democratic candidate he liked best saying "i think she's a very formidable candidate and one of the interesting things that she brings is she's been under pressure. she understands the colleague lights. at the same time, bush also said he thought the gop nominee who turned out to be john mccain would beat clinton. we'll be right back. all your important legal matters in just minutes. protect your family... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >>> it's time that we do what's right for our party and our candidates and by the way, it's the right thing to do for our voters. they're not going to get a real debate of substance if it's run by a network who wants to help out hillary clinton. we're done putting up with this nonsense. there are plenty of other news outlets. we'll still
. yesterday, barbara bush, the daughter of former president george w. bush said she hopes hillary runs for president in 2016. the younger bush says the former secretary of state is "unbelievably accomplished, but she's not sure she would vote for her. backing in 2007, george w. bush himself singled out hillary clinton as the democratic candidate he liked best saying quote, i think she's a very formidable candidate and one of the interesting things that she brings is that she's been under pressure. she understands the klieg lights. at the same time, bush also said he thought the gop nominee who turned out to be john mccain would beat clinton. we'll be right back. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo, buddy! i got this. gimme one, gimme one, gimme one! the power of the "name your price" tool. only from progressive. >>> it's time that we do what's
to take a look at this. let's take a look at george bush. you're talking about. here is george bush talking about this from the golf course the other day about this whole thing about whether we go to war or not, take an act of war against assad in syrah. >> the president has a tough choice to make. and if he decides to use our military, the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. leallele he is an ally of iran and has made mischief. >> that was the common sense george bush i liked years ago. i wish he we had that years ago. we don't like the guy. he has bad friends. >> he is trying not to get in obama's way and not to play a role in this. i was funny was elite level trolling by donald rumsfeld. he said the president hasn't made the case for war, which just set off people on the left, right and center all over the place. when you have donald rumsfeld questioning your intelligence and your case for going to war in the middle east, i mean, i think that's trolling on a level. >> they all belong where they are with the american enterprise institute. thank you
, during this presidency. during the last presidency in 2004, when george w. bush was running for re-election, you might remember that one of the ways the republicans tried to kind of game the system for that election, particularly in states where they thought things were going to be close, was they made sure in those states republicans pushed ballot measures for that fall's election that were anti-gay rights. they calculated that anti-gay marriage sentiment was so strong that it would drive conservative voters to the polls in really high numbers and while those conservative voters were there at the polls to vote against the gay, those voters, of course, could also be reliably counted on to vote for george w. bush as well. there were 11 anti-gay ballot measures sharing the ballot with george w. bush that year in 11 states and the anti-gay side won in every single one of those states. george w. bush won as well in 9 of those 11 states and, of course, he won the presidency. in that election and for years before and after, every single time that marriage rights for same-sex couples got
. >>> coming up, the ghost of george w. bush. chronic lies and deceptions of the bush administration in iraq have undermined the case for action in syria. don't you think? as one british member of parliament put it, the well has been poisoned. too many crying wolf out there. >>> also the obama/clinton alliance. bill clinton is making a big speech next week at his library pushing the affordable care act. who is the big dog trying to help? the current president or possible future one? >>> plus, segregation laws are a thing of the past. yeah. but we have often self-segregated ourselves into black neighborhoods and white neighborhoods. tonight, the challenges and culture shock for the african-american youngster when he leaves his neighborhood for college. >>> finally, let me finish with the usual suspects pushing this war in syria. and this is "hardball." the place for politics. i think farmers care more about the land than probably anyone else. we've had this farm for 30 years. we raise black and red angus cattle. we also produce natural gas. that's how we make our living and that's how we can
, thank you. >>> breaking news. in the morning a health scare for former president george w. bush. during his annual physical yesterday, doctors found a blockage in an artery. this morning, president bush had a stent to open that blockage. he is supposedly in good spirits and eager to return to a normal schedule. and we have home insurance. but if we made a claim, our rate would go up... [ whispering ] shhh. you did it right. you have allstate claim rate guard so your rates won't go up just because of a claim. [ whispering ] are we still in a dream? no, you're in an allstate commercial. so get allstate home insurance with claim rate guard... [ whispering ] goodnight. there are so many people in our bedroom. [ dennis ] talk to an allstate agent... [ doorbell rings ] ...and let the good life in. (announcer) flavors talk tthis delicious gent... are worth searching for. friskies. feed the senses. >>> alex rodriguez. >> chicago fans let alex rodriguez have it as he returned from the disabled list and made his 2013 season debut for the new york yankees the same day he got slapped with major lea
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how george bush was treated? i just think the signage and language and history is so much deeper and these images are so much more insensitive than anything that george bush faced. >> but i think the really important comparison is to back to the last democratic president who made republicans crazy with hate for him. so lfb i images like that are racist, but i don't think republicans hate him because he's black, but because he's a democratic president, and a lot of the discussion gets built around his race. republicans would tell you that he had orchestrated the murder of vince foster and he was a rapist and all these other horrible thing. >> i think that's very different that go home, you're 47% kneelingo and go home, kenyan. these are cultural stereotypes, rachellely inflammatory. >> i mostly agree with what josh said i think the hatred comes first and then you use everything you have, but there are some things unique. we have people questioning whether he was born in the united states. it goes on, if you look at polls in more nan 5% of people i think the color of his skin, the
. >>> barbara bush, the daughter of former president george bush said she would like to see hillary clinton run in 2016 but did not say she would vote for clinton saying it would depend who she would be running against. >>> michelle obama told parade magazine that the country is ready for its first woman president and mrs. obama said a definite no when asked if she would run in the future. >>> former house speak ser newt gingrich is now on instagram. his first post was a photo of him hanging out with some lemurs. very random indeed. i'm a big fan of lemurs. they're very cute. >>ure like a zologist. >> beyonce and animals give me life. >> that's your therapy? . >> exactly. i love it. if i had told you it was going to be august 16th and we weren't going to have a hurricane yet -- >> i would not have believed you. >> i would have lost a lot of money. here we are is, tropical storm aaron is well out in the atlantic. i have zero concerns with this storm ever affecting anyone listening. as far as the gulf, it doesn't look like it's going to develop anytime either, sending moisture and heavy rain up t
. this must be fixed. this is a problem that even former president george w. bush was concerned about in his first address to a joint congress. >> earlier today i asked john ashcroft, the attorney general, to develop specific recommendations to end racial profiling. it's wrong and we will end it in america. in so doing we will not hinder the work of our nation's brave police officers. they protect us every day. often at great risk. but by stopping -- [ applause ] but by stopping the abuses of a few, we will add to the public confidence our police officers earn and deserve. >> heeding the president's call for action, michigan congressman john conyers helped sponsor the end racial profiling act back in 2001. the act, though, never made it out of committee. for vote on the house floor. since 2001, congressman conyers has been reintroducing the same bill each and every year. and each and every year, the same thing happens. here he is earlier this week. >> i want to make one thing clear. we were working on the reintroduction before the trayvon martin tragedy. and the george zimmerman acquittal. s
be this strike can the way george bush ran foreign policy for this country for eight years. here he is this morning on the golf course talking about war with syria. >> the president's got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. >> right. >> what has syria been like for the u.s. in the eight years that you bed? >> i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. >> what would a strike in the middle east be without bush talking about it? it just wouldn't seem the same, would it? bush is giving president obama a backhanded pass. in other words, he's saying i don't have any problem if you hit this guy who had some mischief. i didn't get along with him. bush is no authority on what course this country should take when it comes to middle east matters. he was wrong before. and he's wrong right now. when it comes to world credibility, president obama, well, he's trying to mop up the bush years and the bush legacy. they don't know if they can count on us or not. the result? nations like great b
the opposite test. we had a test in the george w. bush years that went the other way. that said, we're going to cut all kinds of taxes and it's going to unleash lots of economic growth. the opposite happened. not only did it not unleash economic improgrowth, it was a decade, but of course the deficit became a big problem again. i don't think it's fair to say there are a lot of moving parts. there's always a lot of moving parts. i think the policy lesson just hasn't been learned. >> and we were given a surplus. >> tax revenue in the bush years did go up but spending went up more. that was the big problem. in the clinton years spending as a percentage of the economy actually shrunk because -- >> you're introducing -- i agree with you -- relevant moving point. the argument here is if you implement a tax increase in terms of bill clinton or a tax cut in terms of george bush can you go to a place where this has tremendously horrible or tremendously wonderful effects. the clinton years -- >> overall the empirical evidence is overwhelming that increased taxes lead to lower economic growth but other
of dick cheney and george w. bush's approach in the war on terror. i will agree with rick on one point, and that is, we do live in a post-benghazi world. especially when it comes to embassy protection. and there are a lot of families of people who were killed at benghazi that wish they'd gone on this sort of alert. so this is, this is, benghazi is the 800-pound elephant that nobody's speaking about on this matter. that's why so many embassies have been shut down. but i don't know that there would be a lot of people saying it was because of the timidity of barack obama, but rather the mistakes made in benghazi. >> look, drone policy is one policy. what we've seen is an administration that has refused to confront radical islam, that embraced the muslim brotherhood in egypt and now you see the consequences of that and what's happened there. they have not been -- they won't even use the word "terror." they have withdrawn politically from the engagement and fight. yeah, sure, they're going after bad guys with drone programs, but that is not a comprehensive policy -- >> but, rick, i have not
regarding our 43rd president, george w. bush is in good health and good condition tonight following heart surgery, angioplasty, the insertion of a stint into his heart to alleviate a dangerous blockage there. the former president's prognosis is reportedly good. he, of course, is it famously fit and physically active. we, of course, wish mr. bush a full and speedy recovery. we wish all the best to his family. as we got that news today about that health development for him, coincidentally one particular part of the legacy of the bush presidency loomed very large over today's news. and that story is next. >>> if you look at president obama's schedule any day of the week or month or year, this is usually the first thing you see on that schedule. the president and vice president received the presidential daily briefing. the first thing in the morning, it happens day after day after day after day. it's very consistent. this is pretty much how every day starts for the president of the united states and usually the vice president, too. the presidential daily briefing, the pdb. it's the daily docu
to be simple. look at how george w. bush became president. it was the overpowering incentive in the republican party was in win. in the 1990s they lost. the government shutdown in 1995. they lost when clinton won again. they lost on impeachment. they say, we have to find a way to win an election. you have george w. bush and compassionate conservatism. it's a totally different game. they said compassionate conservative was big government conservatism and spoiled the good name of conservatism and gave us barack obama. you have two sort of competing things, two sort of complementary things going on in the conservative movement. one is standard. beat the other party's guy. beat barack obama. the other one is there's no such thing in a post-bush world of being too pure in the republican party. what that exactly means from a policy and agenda standpoint, i don't know, nobody's articulated yet. there's this constant battle now, constant reinforcement for people who seek out the most pure position, most pure label and you can gain stature, prominence and make a lot of money on the conservative side by
, the jobs chart. when president george w. bush, whose father nominated this judge to the federal court by the way, who made the ruling against health care, george bush left office, junior. the private sector was shedding jobs month after month. after president obama, we now have had 41 straight months of private sector job growth. and all that progress happened despite gop obstruction and derangement. is that right? >> yeah, that certainly is true. and by the way, if you drew a line in that graph where the recovery act took place, you'd actually see that it was an inflection point that some of those numbers started to turn right around that point. in other words, not only has the economy improved as the recession recedes in the rear view mirror, but back when the president took office, he was able to get some compromise out of members of congress. he had more democrats to work with back then as well. and to apply policies that actually helped. now, just this past week, the president went to republicans and said i've got a deal for you. i'm going to give you a big cut on the corporate t
a little bit of breaking news this morning, a health concern having to do with former george w. bush. during his annual physical examination, this came from president bush's office, during his annual physical exam at the cooper clinic in dallas yesterday, a blockage was discovered in an artery in his heart. at the recommendation of his doctors, president bush has agreed to have a stint placed to open the blockage. the procedure was performed successfully earlier this morning without any complication at the texas health presbyterian hospital. president bush in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule thursday. he's grateful to the skilled medical professionals who cared for him. he thanks his family, friends, fellow citizens for prayers and well wishes and encourages us all to get our regular checkups. susan, here it is. this is a man, one thing about him, very healthy. >> super fit. >> a very fit life. just a reminder, no matter how much exercise you get -- >> god bless you, mr. president, and speedy recovery. he's an amazing man who has given to oth
that he sent a telegram of get well to george w. bush to emphasize there was an american. he got along with very well. if you were in the east room today in. >> does he need john boehner? does he need to have a better relationship with john boehner? to chuck's point earlier about mitch mcconnell, he's not going to do any deals with the democratic led white house on a grand bargain or anything else because of primary challenge in 2014. does president obama need a better relationship than he currently has which is basically no relationship with john boehner to get something big done? >> dennis is working on those relationships. maggie, what would you like to ask president obama today? >> i would like to ask him to explain the contradictory statements out of the white house and from him about the nsa surveillance program and what is the case and what isn't? >> all good questions. i think -- presumably some of those will be asked. thanks to you, chuck. god speed as you head to the white house where it will be an interesting press conference. >>> more rain is adding to the misery today in p
, by the way, there were lots of republicans, over 60 who supported a minimum wage increase when george bush proposed it the last time we raised it back in 2007. so this is not an issue that is that foreign to republicans, in no small part but it just polls through the roof. people recognize that a wage floor of $7.25 not a very low wage floor in our economy, but very low by measures of other advanced economies is something that is popular because, a, it doesn't have any budgetary implications. and b, it helps working people get reconnected to a growing economy that has largely left them behind. >> you know, you're right. because when you look at the polling, polls show raising minimum wage is really hugely popular. gallup poll found 71% of americans support it, including 75% of moderates, and even 54% of conservatives. and the fight for higher minimum wage goes all the way back to the first march on washington. did you know, jared, the organizers wanted a national minimum wage to, quote, give all americans a decent standard of living. this is in the '63 march. they wanted it to be $2 an hou
president george w. bush weighed in on the president ace options in syria. let's take a listen to what he said. >> the president has got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. >> oh, e.j. mr. assad has made mischief according to former president george w. bush. >> i don't agree with him much but i'm not a fan of mr. assad. everybody agrees this is a brutal regime. has been going back to the time of his father. of course, the question is what do we do about it? the question has always been asked. there are a lot of brutal regimes in the world. when do we choose to act? when we talk about expecting what john kerry is going to say, if indeed we're acting, i expect him to go back to that very morally rooted language he used a couple of days ago saying we've got no choice but to act when they use chemical weapons. but that still won't explain what the strategy is and i hope the rest of his statement is involved in explaining what we're going to do
worried about presidents who act unilaterally and he's doing it again just like george bush did. we made george bush come back to the congress and get a vote before we went into iraq. the congress, i think, made a mistake in doing it, but at least we all took responsibility for what happened. in this one, the president is taking it all on himself. what's the hurry and what is the goal? what are you expecting to be the goal that we accomplish day two after we've shot in 50 tomahawk missiles? when we have taken out assad? is that the goal? or is it take out the syrian army? or is it to lay the country waste to make rubble? what is it we are intending to get out of this? >> you clearly want a vote on this, and some of our viewers have been tweeting about this and there's a lot of consternation, obviously, as we stand now in the precipice of what looks like another war in the middle eve. one viewer writing into me, the president needs a vote here if for no other reason to have cover for what happens afterwards. do you think there will be political recriminations after the fact if the preside
. the president is going off on vacation but the last commander in chief, george w. bush, also took his share of r and r. at this point in george w. bush's presidency, mark knoller with cbs figured this out, george w. bush had spent 367 days at his ranch in texas or at his family's compound in kennebunkport, maine. that, of course, according to mark knoller who says also, that president obama, who doesn't own a vacation home or have a family compound, has only spent 92 days of his presidency on vacation and before he heads out of town he's going to make more news. the president will be holding a news conference at the white house at 3:00 p.m. and, you know, i just got to say, and i always go back, ed rendell, to a maureen dowd column talking about first ladies and who the great first ladies were and how pat nixon was great at making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that would relax richard nixon and as maureen said and she wasn't being sarcastic or snippy at all, if that put the president's head in a better place, to make decisions regarding china or the economy or -- then that's exactly what th
was in 2005. the poll asked who do you think was more responsible for the poor response. george w. bush or barack obama. 28% of the republicans said former president george w. bush who was in office at the time. but 29%, 1% more, said that president obama was responsible even notice he didn't take office for four more years. and 44% said they aren't sure who to blame. >>> well, dick cheney's daughter, liz, who is running for senate in wyoming, had to pay $220 fine for making a fault statement on an application for a fishing license about how long she lived in the state. she says it was all a misunderstanding. >>> and a new jersey corn maze gets political to draw attention. a farmer created a corn maze showing images of chris christie and barbara quinn, both candidate for governor. and that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> it's been five decades since martin luther king jr. gave his legendary speech. starting this week, people from all over will gather to celebrate. melissa mollet is in washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. nice to see you. that's right, t
a coalition of countries and attack soon no matter what others may say. today former president george bush said hey, good luck with that. let me know how that works out. i'd be curious, yes, yes. >> wow. welcome to the sideshow that was jay leno last night on the topic making headlines today, syria. well, "the tonight show" certainly hasn't shied away from us policy lately, foreign or domestic. here he was on the irs' reversal on same-sex marriage. >> now the irs announced for first time it will treat same-sex marriages the same as heterosexual ones. that shows how far we have come, when gay couples can be screwed by the irs just the same as straight couples. yes, yes. yes. >> wow. well, i guess there are two sides to every coin. >>> finally, the nixon tapes released last week are a treasure trove of material for historians. i actually listened to the last conversation the former president had on tape before the recording system was shut down, removed from the white house in july of '73. classic nixon here. here he is speaking with his secretary, rosemary woods, just before leaving for hos
communications director for presidents george w. bush and former senior adviser for the 2008 mccain presidential campaign, nicolle wallace. we have the chairman of deutsch incorporated. >> what's with the glasses? >> they're new. >> vanity glasses. >> are they? >> can i see them, please? >> i have -- >> are they real? >> willie and i like to go up and down madison avenue on saturdays and we saw this -- >> put them on and find out they are not real. let's see. oh, my god, they're vanity glasses. try. >> those are reading glasses. >> they look good ob you. >> allows him to make a point like this too. >> eyes look bigger. >> all right. that is subtle and in washington, msnbc political analyst and former chairman of the republican national committee, michael steele. good to have you all on board this morning. >> good morning. >> vanity glasses and all. get right into it. >> willie and i do want to first point out, radio for europe, one of the great songs -- >> we haven't heard it recently on the show. >> no. >> r.e.m. >> cold war overtures. >> perfect. all right. speaking of, there is no love loss b
want to play what he said last night. >> they put up with george bush, i, bob dole. we are disappointed with george w. and then by mitt romney. now coming loaded for bear for 2016. i predict the hard right will take over the republican party in 2016 and the nomination is going to -- rand paul. the. >> what do you think about that, cheryl? rand paul with 16% behind chris christie at 21. is he h the won to watch that has the structure, grassroots structure that a republican party nominee needs? >> i don't think so. with george w. bush you had an idealogue who successfully pretended to be a prague mattist to get into office. with romney you have a pragmatist who tried to convert himself into an idealogue. with chris christie you have the pragmatist versus paul the idealogue. i think republicans are desperate for someone who's tacking more to the center to policies that, in fact, most americans prefer. >> steve, you were smiling. what's your take? >> i was smiling because with all due respect to chris matthews rand paul has a long-term problem. he's a crack pot problem. the southern avenger
, the cold war back? >> basically. this is a very hawkish wing when george w. bush a decade ago said he looked into putin's eye and saw a good soul, they didn't believe it then. >> do they miss their teddy bear? >> this is an opportunity to take it farther. >> here's more guys, jump in here john. rick santorum, jim demint, my god, jim demint, and john bolton, who can't wait to get back in power, talking about the global terrorist alert as an excuse to hit the president. they said he's being weak because he put us on watch. let's watch him. >> i think it's really a consequence of the policies of this administration. if you look at benghazi and what happened, we haven't seen anything from this administration really go after the people who were responsible or the network behind it. and i'm sure if you're looking at it from a terrorist perspective, you say, well, here's a administration that's pulling back, that's timid. >> our attempt to placate parts of the world, reset, whether it's russia or somewhere else, are clearly not working, and the perception of weakness in this administration i
presidents. spotty, a king charles, who was born in 19289 under president george bush 41 and then had the good fortune to return again with george w. bush when he became president in 2001. so two presidents for that dog. however the most famous by far of all the white house is fal la, franklin roosevelt's is scottish terrier and mgm, the movie company made a movie about him called fala at hyde park in technicolor. the only first dog to be honored with a statue in a presidential memorial down in washington near the tidal basin. look at that big dog. next up, maine's republican governor paula page is in hot water today for allegedly claiming in a speech at eight private fund-raiser that president obama "hates white people." while the event was closed to the press, word of the remark leaked to the portland press newspaper which confirmed it with two other republican lawmakers who were present at the time. according to the herald, "lepage talked how obama could have been the best president ever if he had highlighted his by racial ever. he said the president hasn't done than because he hat
w. bush -- >> in washington -- >> george w. bush had nancy pelosi as speaker of the house in 2007 and 2008, go back and look at what george w. bush did. when 80% of americans and probably 95% of people in the house were against the surge in iraq, you know what george bush said, we're going to do a surge in iraq. guess what? he got it through. he pushed it through. >> he had a relationship. >> he brow beat them. >> he talked to her. >> they talked to them, but they also pushed it through. it's not easy. >> you think that was his relationships or cheneys? >> i think cheney said things to members of the united states senate that did not -- >> alex is mad. >> coming up on "morning joe" -- >> what did he say to leahy? go -- yourself. i love that guy. i am not a shamed to say i love dick cheney. >> whoa. >> does that jar you too? >> excuse me? >> listen, you're jarred by all of these great americans i love. let me tell you something -- >> oh, my god. i just want to get to a break. >> do what you want to do. i will not sit here while you tear down the united states of america. j gentleme
news regarding our 43rd president, george w. bush is in good health and good condition tonight following heart surgery, angioplasty, the insertion of a stint into his heart to alleviate a dangerous blockage there. the former president's prognosis is reportedly good. he, of course, is it famously fit and fiphysically active. we, of course, wish mr. bush a full and speedy recovery. we wish all the best to his family. as we got that news today about that health development for him, coincidenceally one particular part of the legacy of the bush presidency loomed very large over today's news. and that story is next. d. a quarter million tweeters are tweeting. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why hp built a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this&is gonna be big. hp moonshot. it's time to build a better enterprise. together. [ beeping ] ♪ [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze and r
they sit down, when a george w. bush sits down as a candidate for the first time with you, do you get a feeling -- have you had feelings once in a while where you're sitting there going i think he's the one who's going to make it all the way? did you have that feeling with -- >> i don't know if i can say who's going to make it all the way. there are some i don't think they're ever going to make it. i never quite got the rick perry thing. that one -- >> you never fell for that? >> no. it didn't -- i never got that sense of gravitas, you know. >> because all the pros, all the great political analysts thought oh, when rick perry gets in there look out, here he comes. >> no, i never thought that. it was just too narrow-minded for me. whether it was on gays or women's issues or whatever it might be. you know, people like bill clinton, like hillary clinton, you realize these are great minds at work and they go and they think through their answers. and sometimes they're very good at evading it. and you get the sense, okay, they're trying to evade me, okay, we'll move on because i'm not going
today. >>> there's genuinely good news regarding our 43rd president, george w. bush is in good health and good condition tonight following heart surgery, angioplasty, the insertion of a stint into his heart to alleviate a dangerous blockage there. the former president's prognosis is reportedly good. he, of course, is it famously fit and physically active. we, of course, wish mr. bush a full and speedy recovery. we wish all the best to his family. as we got that news today about that health development for him, coincidentally one particular part of the legacy of the bush presidency loomed very large over today's news. and that story is next. helicopthierhis hibuzzing, andk engine humming. sfx: birds chirping sfx: birds chirping but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? time to have new experiences with a familiar keyboard. to update our status without opening an app. to have all our messages in one place. to browse... an
president george w. bush got a memo entitled bin laden determined to strike in the u.s. a month later nearly 3,000 people died in the worst terrorist attack in u.s. history. americans want their frf to be vigila vigilant. they don't want right wingers trying to score cheap political points while he's trying to keep us safe. joining me now is former democratic congressman patrick murphy. the first iraq war vet to serve in congress. and karen finney, host of "disrupt" here on msnbc. thank you both for joining me. >> thanks, rev. >> thanks, rev. >> congressman, one republican lawmaker said closing the embassies was done like a bunch of cowards. what's your reaction to that? >> well, you know, i just think it's disgraceful, to be honest with you. these are guys that are the biggest chicken hawks in the world. all they want to do is criticize, criticize, criticize. it's a knee jerk reaction. whatever president obama says, they do the opposite. now, they should stop this crap when we're talking about the national security, the safety of our diplomats. being a diplomat overseas is not an easy job.
follow george w. bush. sometimes the refusal to take a bold principled stand turns out to be the riskiest course of all. the president himself said we're getting hit from both sides, both supporters of morsi and supporters of the military coup, whatever we want to call it. and that there is -- being stuck in the middle does not seem to be serving us particularly well. >> i think there's a tendency to assume that the united states is the wizard behind the curtain that has the ability to control everything with just a few buttons here and there and a little bit of aid pulled here and more aid put there. i just don't think that is the case. i just don't think that's real. i think that we are in a bind in terms of what type of leverage we have here and obviously the overriding principle has been to allow some sort of democratic process to flourish but you don't get that when you have a quasi coup or when you have -- whatever the brotherhood is doing with respect to attacking christians there -- though these reports are unconfirmed. what are we supposed to do? we're not going to send troops th
very hard. although, george bush tried it a little before backing away, on political and economic reforms that would allow egypt to grow as a country, have a more liberal political system. in the name of stability, we really sort of turned a blind eye to a lot of repression and economic backwardization. now, you know, one school of thought is it's all coming home to roost. it's kind of too late for us to do anything about it. we just have to watch the chaos unfold and sort itself out, unfortunately. >> michael crowley, "time" magazine. always appreciate your insight. >> thank you. >>> back here, congressional lawmakers are vowing more oversight amid a new report that the nsa routinely broke privacy rules in its controversial surveillance program. according to "the washington post," the nsa exceeded its legal authority thousands of times since 2008 with unauthorized surveillance of americans or foreign targets on u.s. soil. senate judiciary chairman pat leahy says he plans to hold another hearing on the nsa surveillance program. house speaker nancy pelosi called the report, quote,
an impeached president just like the republicans. then george w. bush. they say people weren't nice to george bush so we're going to be extra mean to barack obama. and they're constantly framing their policies. now, in the irs case, there has been a really pernicious use of the irs. would be to go after political enemies. but the only person who's done that, you've seen democratic leaning groups or liberal leaning groups complaining they were audited during the bush administration including the naacp. that is closer to the nixonian model than the irs. >> we saw congressional hearings, now we find out the irs was also looking for successors to acorn. even using those cute little acorns there looking for progressive groups. anyone that looks political. what happened to all of this noise we were hearing on the hill? >> remember it was elijah cummings that pointed out some time ago if it's being nixonian it's issa. issa was limiting the amount of information coming out to paint a specific picture that he wanted painted. remember there was that back and forth between cummings and issa where cummin
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